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Bookmarks tagged with “hardware”

40 bookmarks by garrettc


Rockbox

"Rockbox is a free replacement firmware for digital music players. It runs on a wide range of players."

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Hack an IKEA lamp with Neopixels in MicroPython

Learn how to upgrade an IKEA lamp into a colourful IoT light, with the power of ESP32, MicroPython and Neopixels!

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MiSTer

"MiSTer is an open project that aims to recreate various classic computers, game consoles and arcade machines, using modern hardware. It allows software and game images to run as they would on original hardware, using peripherals such as mice, keyboards, joysticks and other game controllers."

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Rare Antique Fractal Vise [Restoration]

This restoration was on an AMAZING vise that was made by the Mantle & Co., most likely in the 1920s. Very little history remains of that company or this vise they made, but the patent can be found here: https://patents.google.com/patent/US1059545

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4.2″ and 7.5″ NFC-powered e-Paper Displays Work without Battery

"Waveshare has launched 4.2" and 7.5" e-Paper displays that do not need battery and can be easily updated with your NFC enabled smartphone."

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Home Assistant

Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first.

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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. <em>AppleInsider</em> breaks it all down.

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BASIC Engine

"The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special skills or tools and using readily available components for under 10 Euros in parts, or mass-produced for even less."

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LMP USB-C Compact Dock 4K 8 Port, HDMI, Mini-DP, Eth.

LMP USB-C Compact Dock 4K 8 Port, HDMI, Mini-DP, Eth., 2x USB 3.0, SD/microSD, USB-C

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Craft and deploy bulletproof embedded software in Elixir

"Pack your whole application into as little as 12MB and have it start in seconds by booting a lean cross-compiled Linux directly to the battle-hardened Erlang VM. Let Nerves take care of the network, discovery, I/O, firmware updates, and more. Focus on what matters, and have fun writing robust and maintainable software."

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How to build a WebUSB DMX512 Controller by using an Arduino

"I love to control all the lights and I always try to find new ways of doing so. Currently I’m in love with DMX512 and WebUSB. This article describes how you can build your own DMX512 controller by using an Arduino and how this controller can be used directly in the browser by leveraging WebUSB."

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Onyx

"The smart PTT wearable for teams Onyx helps you and your team stay in touch while focusing on the work."

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Robot Academy

University-level, short video lessons and full online courses to help you understand and prepare for this technology of the future.

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Apple Keyboard disassembly to clean PCB Membrane - iFixit

Apple Keyboard disassembly to clean PCB Membrane: Spilt liquids on keyboards can degrade connections between keys. This guide will show you how to clean and repair a damaged keyboard membrane for the iMac keyboard.

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Particle: Connect your Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Bring your Internet of Things product to market faster with Particle's secure, easy-to-use, full-stack IoT cloud platform and low-cost connected hardware.

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Dashbot

Open source hardware and software powered dashboard robot. Interesting interface.

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Explaining Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and Everything In Between

The new MacBook Pro laptops are the first Macs with Thunderbolt 3, a standard that uses the USB-C plug style and retains USB compatibility, but not vice versa. But what’s most interesting about Thunderbolt 3 is how it supports numerous other protocols, including USB, Thunderbolt 2, FireWire, DisplayPort, and Ethernet, with the addition of appropriate adapters.

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ZeptoBars

"We love microchips - That's why we boil them in acid."

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Democratized Science Instrumentation

Ariel Waldman recently wrote/curated a guidebook on democratized science instrumentation, documenting both hardware and software that significantly increase people’s opportunity to participate in scientific discovery.

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Rockbox

Open source firmware for mp3 players, including ones from Apple, Archos and iRiver

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Toybots

A platform for building toys with wifi, gps and accelerometer capabilities.

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Roomba path

Long exposure shot of the path a Roomba cleaner takes around a room.

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Review - Replacement iPhone earphones on test

Five sets of headphones with clicker and microphone support put to the test.

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Last One Out, Please Turn On the Light

A photographic survey of London's remaining professional darkrooms.

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